Before traveling to the USA, the first and foremost important step is the visa, and all Indians require the DS-160 as travelers, students, and businesspersons visiting the United States temporarily. The application for the DS-160 form is sent directly to the Department of State and is scrutinized for a successful visa application.
This article provides a complete guide on how to complete and submit the online application for the same.
What is the DS-160 form?
The DS-160 is a nonimmigrant travel visa required for a temporary visit to the United States of America and is mandatory for overseas travel. You will need to provide accurate information about yourself as it is an important step in the visa process. The document itself does not require any submission fee, but the visa appointment at the end of submitting requires a separate fee.
What documents are required?
- A valid passport
- A digital photograph to be uploaded to the online application
- A resume/CV (especially for a student)
- Travel details of previous US visits, if any
- Your travel plans/guide, if already made
- A stable internet connection
- A compatible desktop/laptop
Finishing the application online can be dicey for many students juggling university formalities. Therefore contacting a foreign education consultant in Ahmedabad is encouraged to ease the process.
How to begin the process?
The application process is online and takes roughly 90 minutes to complete, or less, if the documents are ready. The ‘confirmation page’ print out at the end suffices during the physical interview. One must also know which consulate to visit for the visa interview, and it is better to check the available list of US consulates in one’s state. If in Gujarat, one can consult any abroad educational consultancy in Ahmedabad.
What to expect in the form?
Most question fields in the DS-160 are compulsory unless mentioned otherwise. The questions must be answered in English and followed in order. The form is valid for as long as any information provided is unchanged.
The form requires:
- Filling up the passport details
- Entering personal information (name, address, nationality, date of birth)
- Current USA travel details
- Previous USA travel details, if any
- Passport information (passport number, validity dates)
- Work and education
- USA Person of contact- a US resident and their relationship to the applicant
- Additional student visa details- the course, university name, IDs
The application times out automatically after 20 minutes, so it is mandatory to keep saving as one progresses. There are also chances to retrieve data and log in to the saved application later. The last step is to scrutinize the application and submit it online. Next, you need to book and schedule a visa appointment with an application fee, for which you can take help from one of the different abroad education consultants in Ahmedabad.
Suppose you are facing any problems with your DS-160 application. In that case, D-Vivid Consultants (099786 10809), the best overseas consultancy in Ahmedabad, can help you immensely and discover the best career opportunities abroad, hence fulfilling a student’s dream of global education.